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Groove of the Evening/MC Lyte/”Ice Cream Dream”

The time we’ve all been waiting for is here….happy Summer 2017! 

Of course, with that fine calendar display will come lots of beach time, bikini-and-stillettos sets, Baby Gap speedos, sunburns, fabulous vacations, umbrella laced cocktails and of course…lots and lots of tasty grooves, both new and classic to go along with all of the sun-kissed madness. 

And while it’s absolutely essential to stock up the latest beats and bounces, let’s face it, they don’t make those summer grooves like they used to, kids, case in point anything and everything from the still bedroom ready vibes of the Mo Money soundtrack, which is now a quarter-of-a-god-damn-century old. (Although it feels like Stacey Dash has been annoying the fuck out of us much longer than that). 

Janet and Luther‘s “Best Things in Life Are Free”……Ms. Caron Wheeler‘s “I Adore You”…..Ralph Tresvant‘s “Money Can’t Buy You Love”….Johnny Gill‘s “Let’s Just Run Away”……they’re all still here for our baby makin’ pleasure. But if you really want that melt-in-your-mouth kind of music’ lovin,’ you must press play on MC Lyte‘s “Ice Cream Dream” right now because….life. 

Now, let’s make some summer babies with these beats as it’s the only way to be. 

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Groove of the Weekend/Jennifer Lopez/Big Pun/Fat Joe/”Feelin’ So Good”

While there are many burning questions we all may have closing out the first week of April like….will the Phillies take it all the way to the World Series this year after this week’s opening kick off, err, tee off, err, sports games?

Just how much Aqua Net will Ms. Brittany Lynn go through during this weekend’s Nostalgia Fest?

And after this week’s latest overseas developments….will we f#$king live to see another Monday? 

But no matter the unexpected curveballs or missiles life tends to throw in our direction (and it do, kids), one thing that’s for certain is that as long we have those dear, sweet grooves by our side we can, scratch that, we shall get through anything and everything. 

Ms. J.Lo’s fourth On the 6 single, “Feelin’ So Good” provides the perfect answer to that hypothesis, whether it’s from the delicious Strafe “Set it Off” sample, that classic Big Pun/Fat Joe rap battle that’s laced in between or the coveted dance break that’s straight up served for us in its accompanying Bronx set music video, all of “Feelin’ So Good” indeed still makes us feel so damn good no matter what. 

So, when you find that twenty-dollar bill (actually…let’s make it a hundred) on the ground after getting your hair did,  don’t you dare think about jumping the subway turn style because Septa will never allow it, but instead jump right into the weekend because it’s here and is waiting for you on the dance floor of this fabulous wig called life. 

Come on, let’s dance. Enough said. 

 

 

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Groove of the Day/Gabrielle/”Dreams’

There’s truly nothing to say except that a little bit of “Dreams” on a Monday is always a good idea, especially when they’re musically provided by the one-and-only, Ms. Gabrielle

And you, of course.

Now, groove and dream on…because you must if you want to get a tad bit closer to the truth in this cray little thing called…life. This cherished ’90s flow will certainly help all of us get there. 

 

Cover photo courtesy of Bandsintown.com